Gronk makes $2.5 million with All-Pro honor

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had 5.5 million reasons to have a big year. He did, and he earned every penny of his incentive package.

Gronkowski is the Associated Press first-team All-Pro tight end. This triggers the full $5.5 million incentive package from his 2017 contract adjustment.

Gronk previously had unlocked $3 million based upon gaining more than 1,000 receiving yards. Achieving All-Pro designation gives him the full $5.5 million.

Gronkowski is under contract with the Patriots through 2019. Another adjustment to his deal could be coming in the offseason.

38 responses to “Gronk makes $2.5 million with All-Pro honor

  1. I’m a little confused about the All-Pro voting. They vote for two cornerbacks, two safeties, and one defensive back. Xavier Rhodes is a first-team cornerback and a second-team defensive back. How does that happen?

  2. Anyone who complains about how much money these guys make should look in the mirror. You are at fault if you go to the games, watch them on TV, buy NFL merchandise, or support the league in any other monetary way.
    You want Gronk, the owners, and the rest of the players to make less money? Stop going to the games and watching them on TV or Directv.
    Gronk is the best TE in the history of the league and he’s paid like it. I’ve seen all the great ones like John Mackey, Ron Kramer, Mike Ditka, Jackie Smith, Dave Casper, Mark Bavaro, Ossie Newsome, Kellen Winslow, Charlie Sanders, Tony Gonzalez etc….. and Gronk is the best I have ever seen. The guy is a beast and no one can cover him by themselves.

  3. I’m a little confused about the All-Pro voting. They vote for two cornerbacks, two safeties, and one defensive back. Xavier Rhodes is a first-team cornerback and a second-team defensive back. How does that happen?

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    Because enough of the people who didn’t rate Rhodes one of the top two cornerbacks decided to call him an All-Pro at “best of the rest.” Similarly, two of the 10 people who voted for Kelce voted for Gronkowski at “flex.”

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    He singlehandedly carried the Patriots to the #1 seed with his spectacular work on their final TD drive vs Pittsburgh.
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  5. He singlehandedly carried the Patriots to the #1 seed with his spectacular work on their final TD drive vs Pittsburgh.
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    He had some help from the refs and a guy called Riveron…lest we forget.

  6. steelcurtainn says:
    January 5, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    He should give most of it to the buffalo bills cb for spearing him in the back intentionally. Cheap shot artist.

    How’d white make out compared to the guy JSS laid out?

  7. You have to be the best to be honored like this when you only play every other game or so due to a glass-like body or suspension for hitting a guy in the back of the neck while he’s face down on the ground.

  8. I’ve never seen a better TE than him for Blocking, receiving and running after the catch. He deserves any incentive bonus’ that he gets. Gronk on Brother

  9. Peoples Republic of PFT says:
    January 5, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    Gronk like All-Pro, Gronk save money, Gronk now take shirt off and dance.

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    That’s pretty funny and from what I’ve read Gronk is very good with his money. Invests his salary and lives off endorsements and bonus’ which allow him to upgrade the Gronk Party bus every year.

  10. Nofoolnodrool says:
    January 5, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    He had some help from the refs and a guy called Riveron…lest we forget.
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    I guess you have forgotten the help from Fat Ben, Todd Haley, and Mike Tomlin.

  11. Nofoolnodrool says:
    January 5, 2018 at 2:34 pm
    He singlehandedly carried the Patriots to the #1 seed with his spectacular work on their final TD drive vs Pittsburgh.
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    He had some help from the refs and a guy called Riveron…lest we forget.

    So Porter being on the filed to instigate and no flag for Pitt is not help? They made out quite well in that little dust up.

  12. From what I’ve read Gronk will now make $10.6MM this season for what he’s done. That’s a lot of money, but still a great value for the Pats

    It should be noted to those who say the Pats are cheap. The $5MM in incentives that Gronk reached were added to his EXISTING contract. The Pats did NOT have to do this. They simply recognized that paying him $5MM/yr the next 3 years was not fair and did something about it.

    So in the end the Pats paid a player what he was worth, while protecting themselves against the possibility of injuries by making all the incentives based on games played and production. They got great production, and thus they paid. Good for Gronk, bad for the cap.

  13. Nofoolnodrool says:
    January 5, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    He had some help from the refs and a guy called Riveron…lest we forget.
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    Gronk plays on the offense. The Steeler meltdown and idiotic playcalling occurred when the Patriots defense was on the field – I know this because it was safety Duron Harmon who intercepted that duck Ben threw into triple coverage when only two Steeler players even knew a play was being run.

  14. Everyone one loves Gronk and why not? Yes he’s a meathead, but a good-natured one, a great player, a great team mate and a good sport. He should not have T-ed off on the guy holding him, but got frustrated and screwed up, regretted it and apologized. Most of us have done worse.

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